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Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Queen Elizabeth II has attended the final day of the Ascot races, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act against climate change
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles, during day five of of the Royal Ascot horserace meeting, at Ascot Racecourse, in Ascot, England, Saturday June 19, 2021. (David Davies/PA via AP)
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Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Queen Elizabeth II has attended the final day of the Ascot races, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act against climate change
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles, during day five of of the Royal Ascot horserace meeting, at Ascot Racecourse, in Ascot, England, Saturday June 19, 2021. (David Davies/PA via AP)
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Partygoers, police injured at curfew-busting rave in France

A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were also injured amid violence as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party in western France
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Youths stand in a field during clashes as police tried to break up an unauthorized rave party near Redon, Brittany, Friday June 18, 2021. Police repeatedly fired tear gas and charged clusters of violent partiers who hurled metal balls, gasoline bombs and other projectiles at security forces, according to images of the clashes shared online and the top government official in the region. Local authorities estimated about 1,500 people took part despite a local ordinance banning the event. (AP Photo)
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Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

A record-setting Women's College World Series last week capped off a dynamic year of increased visibility for NCAA Division I women’s sports
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James Madison's Odicci Alexander pitches in the first inning of an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game against Oklahoma, Monday, June 7, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 19

Metal fans mosh at 1st UK live music festival since pandemic

Thousands of heavy metal fans are camping, singing — and even moshing — at Britain’s first full music festival since the start of the coronavirus pandemic
June 19
Festivalgoers watch Death Blooms rock band on stage on the first day of Download Festival at Donington Park at Castle Donington, England, Friday June 18, 2021. The three-day music and arts festival is being held as a test event to examine how Covid-19 transmission takes place in crowds, with the the capacity significantly reduced from the normal numbers. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
June 18

NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

American filmmaker Laura Poitras has once again turned her camera on the watchmen in an exhibition opening Friday in Berlin
June 18
A man stands in front of the artwork 'Hart Island", by Laura Poitras in collaboration with Sean Vegezzi, at an exhibition by American artist and filmmaker Laura Poitras, at the N.K.B. gallery in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, June 18, 2021. The exhibition by Poitras, known for her award-winning 2014 documentary on former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, is on display at the gallery until Aug. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 18

Beyond "In the Heights," colorism persists, rarely addressed

Every year, Hollywood inevitably comes under criticism for its lack of racial diversity
June 18
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from "In the Heights." (Warner Bros. via AP)
June 18

Police say 17th century paintings found in highway dumpster

German police are appealing for information about the possible owners of two 17th-century paintings discovered in a highway rest stop dumpster
June 18
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Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color
June 18
This undated portrait released by Warner Music shows rapper IDK, who is launching a music business program through Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place August 21-31 on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the music industry. (Jack McKain/Warner Music via AP)
June 18

Can we talk? Gannett promotes effort at bridging gaps

The Gannett media company is promoting an effort to get Americans who live on either side of the ideological divide to talk to each other
June 18
This combination of photos taken from a video conference meeting shows county sheriff Brian Roy of Benton, of Kentucky, left, and Brian Webb, of Sheridan, Wyo. as they discuss various political views. They were participants in an effort backed by the media company Gannett to get people with opposing political views to talk with each other, part of a “National Week of Conversation” sponsored by democracy-oriented groups that is ending this weekend. (Gannett via AP)
June 18

Amanda Kloots hopes people don't forget COVID-19 devastation

As COVID-19 restrictions lift in the U.S., many are reacquainting with friends and loved ones
June 18
Amanda Kloots, co-host of the daytime talk show "The Talk" and co-author of the new memoir "Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero," poses for a portrait at home in Los Angeles on June 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 17

Frank Bonner, Herb on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 79

Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with a love of flashy plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died
June 17
This undated image provided by Desiree Boers-Kort shows Frank Bonner and his wife Gayle. Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. He was 79. (Desiree Boers-Kort via AP)
June 17

US Mint to issue quarters honoring notable American women

A string of notable American women will appear on the U.S. quarter under a four-year program that begins in 2022
June 17
June 17

Janet Malcolm, provocative author-journalist, dies at 86

The author and journalist Janet Malcolm has died at age 86
June 17
FILE - The New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm leaves the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco on June 3, 1993 in the suit trial brought by psychoanalyst Jeffrey Masson, who claims he was misquoted and libeled in a 1983 magazine article. Malcolm, the inquisitive and boldly subjective author and reporter known for her challenging critiques of everything from murder cases and art to journalism itself, has died. She was 86. Malcolm's death was confirmed Thursday by a spokesperson for The New Yorker, where Malcolm was a longtime staff writer. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, File)
June 17

R. Kelly nears OK for new legal team for upcoming trial

A judge has signaled that jailed R&B singer R. Kelly will likely get to keep his new defense team for a sex-trafficking trial
June 17
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly signaled on Thursday, June 17, 2021, that the jailed R&B singer will likely get to keep his new defense team for his sex-trafficking trial, despite questions about his attorney's communications with one of Kelly's ex-girlfriends. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
June 17

Q&A: Abdul-Jabbar talks new documentary, MLK, social justice

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, but the man known for his trademark skyhook shot has also devoted his life advocating for equality and social justice
June 17
FILE - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses in the press room at the NBA Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on June 25, 2018. The NBA legend serves as an executive producer and narrator of the one-hour documentary “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America,” which airs June 19 on the History Channel. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 17

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 6/12/2021
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USA Today Best-Selling Books for the week ending June 6, 2021
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Inquiry slams security faults before Manchester Arena attack

A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in northwest England has found that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and police helped a suicide bomber who killed 22 people carry out his “evil intentions.”
June 17
FILE - In this Tuesday May 23, 2017 file photo, a sign with flowers and candles are placed after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead. A public inquiry into a mass attack at a 2017 Ariana Grade concert in northwest England concluded Thursday June 17, 2021, that “serious shortcomings” by venue operators, security staff and police helped a suicide bomber who killed 22 people carry out his “evil intentions." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
June 17

'The View' honors trailblazers from LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month

The award-winning show celebrates groundbreakers from the LGBTQIA+ community.
June 17
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg attends the Austin Pride Parade at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas, Aug. 10, 2019.
June 17

'Fire and Fury' author writes new Trump book 'Landslide'

The author of “Fire and Fury,” the million-seller from 2018 that helped launched the wave of inside accounts of the Trump White House, will have a last look coming out next month
June 17
This cover image released by Holt shows "Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency" by Michael Wolff. (Holt via AP)
June 17

Review: Album of exploration from jazz guitarist Julian Lage

Jazz guitarist Julian Lage fronts a trio on his Blue Note Records debut, “Squint.”
June 17
This image released by Blue Note shows "Squint" by Julian Lage. (Blue Note via AP)
June 17

US pumps up Paralympic trials; NBC to increase coverage

The U.S. Paralympic trials will receive unprecedented coverage this year, streaming live this week and culminating with a 90-minute highlight show on NBC
June 17
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Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Warsaw’s Jewish history museum has opened an exhibition featuring the works of a renowned contemporary Polish artist that confront the pervasive presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Germany carried out its destruction of Europe's Jews
June 17
Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal poses in front of one of his art works on display in a new exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday June 15, 2021. "Wilhem Sasnal: Such a Landscape" opened Thursday. The dozens of paintings and drawings on display confront the Holocaust in the nation's physical and mental landscape and the difficulty in Poland in addressing an unsettled past.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 17

Museum exhibits works by Polish artist confronting Holocaust

Warsaw’s Jewish history museum has opened an exhibition featuring the works of a renowned contemporary Polish artist that confront the pervasive presence of the Holocaust in Poland, where Germany carried out its destruction of Europe's Jews
June 17
Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal poses in front of one of his art works on display in a new exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday June 15, 2021. "Wilhem Sasnal: Such a Landscape" opened Thursday. The dozens of paintings and drawings on display confront the Holocaust in the nation's physical and mental landscape and the difficulty in Poland in addressing an unsettled past.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 17

French tourism seeks new boost with Disneyland reopening

France’s tourism sector is taking a further step toward normality.
June 17
Visitors wait to enter Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris, Thursday, June 17, 2021. France's tourism sector takes a further step toward post-pandemic recovery with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country formally welcomed back vaccinated foreign visitors. (AP Photo/Catherine Gaschka)
June 17

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence
June 17
Tavis Smiley, owner of progressive talk radio station KBLA Los Angeles (1580), poses for a portrait, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
June 17

Jimmy Kimmel to be title sponsor of inaugural LA Bowl

The LA Bowl has found a big name to be its very first title sponsor: ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel
June 17
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Art becomes form of protest against Olympics

The Japanese public generally opposes holding the Tokyo Olympics during a pandemic, even though outward dissent has seemed muted
June 17
Japanese artist Miwako Sakauchi speaks about her art work for Art Exhibition "Declaration of the end of Olympic games" in Chiba near Tokyo Thursday, June 10, 2021. Polls have found an overwhelming majority of Japanese people are skeptical of the Tokyo Olympics being held this summer during a pandemic, but only a few have publicly marched to protest. But there are creative projects that are looking to protest the increasingly unpopular Tokyo Olympics, even as authorities seek to shut them down. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 16

Review: In Pixar's 'Luca,' young life as a stolen adventure

A brisk and bright sun-dappled fable of above-ground adventure and below-the-surface identity, Enrico Casarosa’s “Luca” is one of Pixar’s most pure and condensed enchantments — a summery, shimmering fish-out-of-water fairy tale
June 16
This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, center left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay, as they are surrounded by seagulls in a scene from the animated film "Luca." (Disney via AP)
June 16

Jared Kushner has book deal, publication expected in 2022

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal
June 16
FILE - Jared Kushner does a television interview at the White House on Oct. 26, 2020, in Washington. Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers during his administration, has a book deal. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 16

The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host

The ESPYS are returning to New York next month and actor Anthony Mackie will host the show that honors the year’s top athletes and moments
June 16
Anthony Mackie presents the award for video of the year at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 16

Review: Kevin Hart shows range in tearjerker ‘Fatherhood’

In “Fatherhood," Kevin Hart plays a new dad whose wife dies shortly after childbirth and he’s left raising their daughter on his own
June 16
This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Hart in a scene from "Fatherhood." (Philippe Bosse/Netflix via AP)
June 15

Famous German boys' choir to add separate choir for girls

One of Germany’s most famous Catholic boys’ choirs plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1,000-year history
June 15
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 file photo, Regensburg Cathedral Choir, director Roland Buchner, left, conducts, during a concert dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI in Paul VI hall at the Vatican. One of Germany’s most famous Catholic boys’ choirs plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1000-year history. The director of the Regensburg Cathedral Choir said Tuesday, June 15, 2021 that the so-called Regensburg Cathedral Sparrows still would be open only to boys and remain the No. 1 choir. Girls will be able to apply for spots in the new choir starting with the 2022-23 school year. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)
June 15

AP says it will no longer name suspects in minor crimes

The Associated Press says it will no longer publish the names or photographs of people charged with minor crimes, in a recognition of how such stories can have a long, damaging afterlife on the internet
June 15
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Q&A: Rita Moreno on finding self-worth and never giving up

Rita Moreno emigrated with her mother from Puerto Rico at age five
June 15
This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Rita Moreno in a scene from the documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It.” (Roadside Attractions via AP)
June 15

Annie Murphy's new show takes aim at familiar sitcom tropes

At first blush, Annie Murphy’s new series “Kevin Can F Himself” is your average multicamera sitcom with a laugh track and corny jokes
June 15
This image released by AMC shows Annie Murphy in a scene from the comedy series "Kevin Can F*** Himself." (Jojo Whilden/AMC via AP)
June 15

Judge OKs Weinstein's extradition for California rape case

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges
June 15
In this image taken from court video, Harvey Weinstein attends a hearing from Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, near Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, June 15, 2021. A New York judge on Tuesday approved Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense's concerns about Weinstein's failing health and a squabble over paperwork. (New York Unified Court System via AP)
June 15

Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

A British researcher is suggesting that seven may be a magic number for American media consumers
June 15
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store

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The top 10 movies on the Apple Store

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The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for week ending June 11th:
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Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders to tell stories about their lives
June 15
This combination of photos shows activist Claudette Colvin, Tony Award-winning actor Andre De Shields and music legends Patti LaBelle and Dionne Warwick, who are among the people featured in the "Lift Every Voice" project. Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines teamed up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders that include civil rights activists, celebrities and others who share some lessons learned in life. (AP Photo)
June 15

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

All the tragedy in Brian Wilson's life — the abusive father, the mental illness, the drugs and the quack psychologist — has often been told
June 15
FILE - Musician Brian Wilson poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 2, 2015. Wilson's story is at the heart of a new documentary, “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road," that premieres at New York's Tribeca Film Festival this week. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File)
June 15

'Gone Girl' actor Lisa Banes dies 10 days after hit-and-run

“Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes has died 10 days after being  injured by a hit-and-run driver in New York City
June 15
FILE - Actress Lisa Banes attends the opening night gala world premiere of "Gone Girl" during the 52nd New York Film Festival in New York on Sept. 26, 2014,. The "Gone Girl" and "Cocktail" actor has died after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York. A police spokesperson says the 65-year-old Banes died Monday, June 15, 2021, at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 15

Pixar’s ‘Luca’ invites you to summer in the Italian Riviera

Genoa-born filmmaker Enrico Casarosa may have left Italy over two decades ago, but he has been continually drawn to and inspired by his home country
June 15
This image released by Disney shows characters Alberto, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, left, and Luca, voiced by Jacob Tremblay in a scene from the animated film "Luca." (Disney via AP)
June 15

Queen Elizabeth II meets Australia's Morrison at Windsor

Queen Elizabeth II has held a face-to-face audience with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Windsor Castle
June 15
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left receives Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during an audience in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Tuesday June 15, 2021. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP)
June 15

Winfrey's new book pick is novel 'The Sweetness of Water'

Oprah Winfrey’s next book club pick is a debut novel set in Georgia at the end of the Civil War
June 15
Oprah Winfrey poses for a photo with an iPad, displaying the cover image for her Oprah's Book Club selection "The Sweetness of Water" by Nathan Harris. The 29-year-old Harris, whose book comes out Tuesday, has said he wanted to show what it was like in the South after slaves were emancipated. A discussion between Winfrey and Harris will air July 23 on Apple TV+. (Harpo, Inc. via AP)
June 14

Mexican band Los Bukis to reunite for 1st tour in 25 years

The Mexican band Los Bukis are reuniting for a concert tour that will bring them together for the first time in 25 years
June 14
Members of the Mexican grupera band Los Bukis Marco Antonio Solis signs an album as Jose Javier Solis, center and Eusebio "El Chivo" Cortez, right, look on at press conference at SoFi Stadium on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. Twenty five years after their last show as a band, the group announced that they are reuniting for a U.S. tour. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)